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Andrew Sharp, CEO at Bobux

Andrew Sharp, CEO at Bobux

The story of Bobux and their shift to digitalIn this week’s newsletter Andrew Sharp, CEO of Bobux will share their journey to digital and becoming the brand that Kiwis know and love.Bobux started, like many great Kiwi businesses in a garage.  In 1991...

Andrew Sharp, CEO at Bobux

August Trade Update

August Trade Update August Trade UpdateNZ EU FTAIt is clear that a political agreement is necessary on the EU side on the level of access that the EU is prepared to offer.  As a consequence, the EU side is not really wanting to engage with New Zealand until...

Andrew Sharp, CEO at Bobux

Greg Knight – Australia Story

Our Australian StoryFlorentines was established in Tauranga in 1994 as a wholesale manufacturing and marketing company of premium frozen cakes and desserts for the food-service sector.  We have not targeted the retail sector.After reaching national sales and...

Andrew Sharp, CEO at Bobux

‘Being there’ is still important

‘Being there’ is still important The importance of getting your ‘boots on the ground’ has been a top tip from business leaders for decades, but for some that option is out the window right now.Sam Watson – Group CEO at Southern Spars...

Andrew Sharp, CEO at Bobux

July Trade Update

July Trade Update The negotiators have been busy but progress has been slow.CPTPPThere has been considerable attention given to two possible expansions of CPTPP – the possibilities of the UK and China joining. The UK has clearly signalled interest in...

Andrew Sharp, CEO at Bobux

Trade update – June

Trade update - June June Trade UpdateWhile many of us were locked down at home, international trade and international trade negotiations continued.  But the recent period has highlighted vulnerabilities in the supply chain and in our international...